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Mike Modano to drop first puck on Friday

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Courtesy: Lincoln Stars

Lincoln, Neb. - Seven-time NHL All-Star, U.S. silver medalist and Stanley Cup Champion Mike Modano will drop the ceremonial first puck between the Lincoln Stars and Muskegon Lumberjacks on Friday, Dec. 2 at the Ice Box.

Modano is the NHL's leading all-time American-born scorer with 561 goals and 813 assists in 1,499 games. The Livonia, Mich. native played 21 seasons in the NHL, including 20 for the Dallas Stars where he holds records for all-time goals (557), assists (802), points (1,359) and games played (1,459). He led the Stars to two Stanley Cup Final appearances with a win in 1999. Modano was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame inductee represented the U.S. on 11 occasions, including the 2002 Olympic Games where he helped the Americans capture the silver medal and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey where the Americans won gold.

"No American has made a greater impact on the game of hockey in the United States," Stars President Adam Micheletti said. "This is a great opportunity for Stars fans to meet him in person."

Modano will be available for pictures and autographs during Friday's game.

Friday marks 80's Ski Lodge Night at the Ice Box as fans are encouraged to dress accordingly for flashback music and contests throughout the night. Fans are also encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the the Lincoln YMCA toy drive. For tickets and information regarding ticket packages for the 2016-2017 season call the box office at 402-474-7827 or log on to lincolnstars.com.

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